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Re: Lion deaths in KTP

Unread postby AjayB » Sat Oct 31, 2009 10:36 pm

Thanks for the info Mia and welcome :D ----------

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Re: Lion deaths in KTP

Unread postby Daffy » Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:29 pm

Thank you Mia for it makes us understand what happened.
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Re: Lion deaths in KTP

Unread postby Barrydalers » Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:26 pm

We registered today!
We are following this sad story closely and look forward to all information.
We will be in KTP Dec09/Jan10, can't wait.

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Re: Lion deaths in KTP

Unread postby Dotty » Sun Nov 01, 2009 6:30 pm

A very warm welcome to the forums Barrydalers. Hope you have many hours of fun here :clap: be aware it's a very addictive place( not all sad stories)
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Re: Lion deaths in KTP

Unread postby ingrid60 » Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:09 pm

Good evening!!

My first posting after a while ago!
And it's a real sad one!!
I know,thats nature!!This time very cruel!!

On 19.Oct.,about 10 o'clock in the morning,SO and I were driving to KT Camp and saw this lion under a tree near 13.borehole!He was starring at the ground and did not show any reaction to all the cars, passing him!You could see,he felt sick!One could not see any wounds or body demage!!


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I felt sorry for him and thought,he would feel better the next day!
On our morning drive the next day,we were heading to the 13.borehole!
We were really shocked about this sighting!!I still get gooseflesh!
We could hardly belief,what we saw there!!

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This was one of the culprits,running home to the den,near Urikaruus with
a full stomach of lion meet!!

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This was our sadest sighting ever!!

I hope,we get to know soon,what was wrong with this lion and the one at
Houmoed!!
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Re: Lion deaths in KTP

Unread postby RuffRaff » Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:16 am

What a shame... always sad to see these majestic animals go into the game reserve in the sky.....

My wife and I got back yesterday from a 5 night stay in the KTP. We were fortunate enough to spot lions on 3 occasions. Our best sighting was from the viewing point above Kij Gamies, 2 females and one male. They looked in very good condition....

Will be interesting to hear what the lab reports come back with...

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Re: Lion deaths in KTP

Unread postby Emily86 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:24 am

What a harsh reality ingrid60. Thanks for posting the pics.
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Re: Lion deaths in KTP

Unread postby billyf » Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:33 am

Barrydalers wrote:We registered today!
We are following this sad story closely and look forward to all information.
We will be in KTP Dec09/Jan10, can't wait.



Hello Barrydalers and welcome to the forum. May you have many wonderful hours here, just beware, it can become addictive :D

BTW - I was born and grew up in Barrydale :shock: :thumbs_up:
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Re: Lion deaths in KTP

Unread postby MarilizeB » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:45 pm

:cry: :cry:

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Re: Lion deaths in KTP

Unread postby mia.lindquist » Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:58 pm

hello Ingrid and everyone !

Thanks for your welcome and thanks Ingrid for the photos. Yes, it's a hard world...even for lions.I have never seen something like that.
What do you have to do to post photos here ? I don't understand how it works...

greetings

mia

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Re: Lion deaths in KTP

Unread postby Dotty » Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:00 pm

Hi Mia :) Click on this link and you will find some help
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Re: Lion deaths in KTP

Unread postby JohanBarnard » Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:41 am

This was one of the culprits,running home to the den,near Urikaruus with
a full stomach of lion meet!!

just doing his job, cant see why the hyena is the culprit ? :shock:
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Re: Lion deaths in KTP

Unread postby ingrid60 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:50 am

just doing his job, cant see why the hyena is the culprit ? :shock:

Hi,Jumbo65,

Sorry,for writing it like this!!
I know,you are right,but at this time,I witnessed,I felt sorry for the lion!!

The Hyena did not kill the lion!Yes,it's her job and she had three cubs in
the den to feed!
BTW,I like hyenas too!!!

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Re: Lion deaths in KTP

Unread postby TheunsH » Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:56 am

Thanks for the story and photos Ingrid60!! :clap: :clap:
Maybe the lion was dying due to a snake bite? :hmz: But, on your first photo he looks very thin? This is a mystery! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Lion deaths in KTP

Unread postby RayK » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:33 pm

Not a pleasant sight at all, no matter what animal. Hopefully it's nothing that can be transmitted as in KNP.


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